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The latest top-end properties to make the SLH collection

From a gorgeous, sustainably-focused agriturismo in the heart of Tuscany to the white beaches in Mexico’s Quintana Roo, Small Luxury Hotels of the World has unveiled eight new luxury hotels across the globe it’s adding to its repertoire.

Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) is a prestigious list of 520 boutique, independently owned hotels spanning more than 90 countries. The properties offer secluded, discrete options with the highest standards of luxury and guest wellbeing.

From rustic fishermen’s huts and woodland treehouses to rainforest retreats, alpine chalets and desert-style ‘dude’ ranches, no two stays are the same in the characterful collection of intimate spaces in unusual places.

Spanning Belgium, Greece, Indonesia, Italy and Mexico, here we step inside the newest luxury abodes to join the SLH family.

Belgium elegance

Juliana Hotel Brussels, Belgium, brings five-star excellence to the historical Place des Martyrs in Brussels. Behind the white façade of the listed neo-classical building lie 43 spectacular rooms and suites, an Italian-inspired fine-dining restaurant and a wellness centre.

Italian designer Eugenio Manzoni leans into the wealthy heritage of the property, layering all floors with rare pieces from the hotel owner’s private collection.

Exquisite motifs meet one-of-a-kind sculptures and dramatic wallpaper to create an elegant space. This autumn, the luxury hotel will offer a series of exclusive private tours where guests can immerse themselves in the stories of five of the city’s treasured landmarks, including the Opera House and The Grand Place.

Juliana Hotel Brussels restaurant
Dining at Juliana Hotel Brussels

Seafront setting

Thessaloniki is the newest Greek city-centre destination to embrace with the recent opening of ON Residence.

Formerly an iconic restaurant – Olympos Naoussa – the rebirth sees the addition of 60 lavishly designed rooms and suites and the Tiger Loop bar.

Every inch of the heritage property has been carefully restored and pays homage to an eclectic past, once the heartland of a jet-setting clientele of artists, celebrities and politicians.

The sea-front luxury hotel leads a revival of the city, bringing culture and cuisine in a deftly glamorous setting.

Luxury hotel Junior Suite at ON Residence Greece
Junior Suite Sea Front Oriel

Bali’s adult-only sanctuary

Six Jabu villas and a Joglo-style restaurant make up Desa Hay in Bali, Indonesia.

The adults-only eco-sanctuary was built in harmony with nature, with 40% of the resort’s land purposefully being left as green space, as well as the resort exclusively hiring Indonesian staff.

Guest experiences are centred around the Balinese culture, from local cooking classes, sunrise hikes on Mount Batur, walks in the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, and spiritual experiences at Besakih Temple.

Desa Hay
Pool Lounging, Desa Hay

A Tulum treat

Set on a private stretch of white beaches in Mexico’s Quintana Roo, TAGO Tulum blends in with the verdant jungle backdrop and balmy beach paradise.

There’s palm-shaded relaxation and round-the-clock service, with design touches showcasing back-to-nature luxury. Thatched roofs and authentic Mayan stone give this chic retreat a laidback, beach-hut style, where guests can awake to the sound of the crashing surf, followed by a soothing soak in their private plunge pool, a feature available in all 23 rooms.

The TAGO restaurant fuses Yucatán ingredients with international classics. Off-premises, snorkelling in the magical Gran Cenote, jungle exploration and tours of the ancient Mayan ruins await.

Ocean Front Suite at luxury hotel TAGO Tulum
Ocean Front Suite, TAGO Tulum

An Italian retreat

Opened in 2021, Cascioni Eco Retreat, Localita Cascioni, Italy, is a family-owned, secluded Ecolabel certified retreat, nestled within an olive grove and a protected lagoon oasis.

The luxury retreat is perched over the rugged northern coastline of Sardinia and features 15 guestrooms and a tranquil Mediterranean Spa.

Cascioni Eco Retreat pool
Pool, Cascioni Eco Retreat

An 18th-century escape

Naturalis Bio Resort & Spa is situated in Martano, Italy, and is the reincarnation of an 18th-century Puglian Masseria – a farming estate. It has been restored following the principles of bio-architecture into an intimate 14-room hideaway nuzzled into the hills of Southern Italy.

True to its roots, the estate’s fields are still tended organically, supplying the kitchen with abundant produce, as well as beauty extracts for the spa.

Elements Private Spa at Naturalis Bio Resort and Spa
Elements Private Spa, Naturalis Bio Resort and Spa

Beach bellissimo

CPH Pevero Hotel, Porto Cervo, Italy, is in Costa Smeralda, home to some of Italy’s most luxurious beach resorts. It’s surrounded by water with five lagoon-like swimming pools crisscrossed with waterfalls, including children’s splash zones.

There’s beachside bliss on the stunning Piccolo Pevero, with a private area for hotel guests.

All rooms within the luxury hotels have a balcony or private terrace featuring enchanting views.

There’s also a full-service spa and six restaurants and bars.

View of harbor and village Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

Rustic yet lavish

Formerly a goat farm, Lupaia is a gorgeous, sustainably-focused agriturismo in the heart of Tuscany.

The country estate dates to 1622 and has 12 unique rooms and suites spread over five rural farmhouse buildings. Rustic yet luxurious, they feature comfortable beds and modern walk-in showers paired with traditional tiles, exposed brick, bleached wood, and ornate antique furnishings.

Relaxation is the order of the day, and guests can enjoy splendid views of medieval villages, vineyards and olive groves of Montepulciano.

The junior suite at Lupaia a luxury hotel in Italy
Junior Suite, Lupaia

Blue Mountains eco-retreat

Sitting adjacent to the expansive Blue Mountains National Park, Chalets at Blackheath are four eco-luxe studio chalets nestled amongst a bush backdrop.

A cozy bedroom features a king bed, open fireplace, reading corner and kitchenette with sleek appliances. The showstopper is the curved double shower with sandstone-toned clay tiles and a window-side bathtub to soak and take in the tranquil bush location.

You can enjoy the sunshine and a barbeque on the outdoor deck or snuggle up around the huge outdoor firepit. The complimentary snack bar and welcome bubbles are the icing on the cake.

Read: Chalets at Blackheath: The Blue Mountains’ newest eco retreat

Chalets at Blackheath bathroom
The oversize bathroom at Chalets at Blackheath

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